Do you know how to help a young person hear God's call for their life? This four week online course explores mentoring as a dynamic relationship between a mentor, a young person, and the Holy Spirit that has the power to produce great spiritual growth. This...

Domestic violence occurs in all communities, regardless of a person’s age, ethnicity, or socio-economic status, and the physical, mental, and spiritual effects of such violence for all involved can be devastating.  Do you know how to spot the signs and act to help someone in...

This is a two-week course designed to familiarize learners with the mission of the Institute for Discipleship and BeADisciple.com; the basics of building, planning, and teaching online courses; and the fundamentals of using the Blackboard software. This course is required for all instructors before building their...

If you’ve ever wanted to improve your ability to guide adult learners through their faith development, this two-week interactive Discipleship Ministries-approved Lay Servant course is the way to do it! Learn about Multiple Intelligences, Adult Faith Development, Learning Hooks, and more!  Students will need the...

Stewardship feels like a dirty word in most churches. Pastors preach about it knowing they must while members sit uncomfortably through the “it’s-that-time-again” sermons and other appeals. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Stewardship really means that we are taking good care of...

In our world, in our nation, in our neighborhoods, in our schools and businesses, even in our congregations, there is too much fear. The bruising political campaign we endured last year is only the most obvious expression of it. What can we do, as followers...

This course examines the missional priorities, ecclesiological forms, structure, and governance of the United Methodist Church that undergird its effort to "make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world". Students will explore the church's doctrinal statements as well as its understanding of...

Would you like to prepare to do “pulpit supply” or lead worship with your pastor? This course will focus on basic understandings of worship, gaining skills for Lay Servants planning and leading worship, and fulfill requirements for Lay Speaker Certification. Particular emphasis will be given...

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